NIMD is headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands, where a focused team of around 25 people is based. NIMD also has several country offices, which function as implementing partners for country programmes and have local staff members. Currently, NIMD has country offices in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Myanmar, and Uganda.

The staff in The Hague is divided into three teams. These are: Team Programmes & Projects (P&P), Team Knowledge & Strategic Relations (K&S), and Team Finance & Support (F&S).

Management Team

The Management Team consists of Thijs Berman, Wouter Dol and Harrie Dijkstra. Thijs Berman is the Executive Director of NIMD. He is responsible for NIMD's overall strategy, vision, and focus to further grow as the leading organization on political party assistance. The management team also carries out all Executive Board functions.

Executive Director
Head of Knowledge & Strategic Relations
Head of Finance & Support

Team Programmes & Projects

The Programmes & Projects team is responsible for the strategy, design, and implementation of all the NIMD programmes in the countries. Since local ownership is an important guiding principle within NIMD, the programmes are designed and implemented together with local partners in the countries. The team in The Hague makes sure that policy priorities are incorporated in the programmes and focuses on the overall coordination. Together with the partners, they also do in-country and, where relevant, regional fundraising.

In addition to country programmes, the team is also responsible for the acquisition and management of short-term projects.

Cluster Africa:

Senior Programme Manager
Programme Manager
Arjan van der Waal
Programme Manager
Programme Manager
Programme Manager

Cluster Europe, Latin America & Asia:

Programme Manager
Programme Manager

Cluster Middle East and North Africa (MENA):

Senior Programme Manager
Programme Manager

Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Team:

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Advisor
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Officer
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Coordinator

Programme Support

Project Coordinator

Team Knowledge & Strategic Relations

The Knowledge & Strategic Relations team is responsible for knowledge development, external positioning, and organization-wide fundraising. Being practitioners, it is important to be able to apply our approach in different political contexts and to continuously learn and increase the impact of our work. The Knowledge & Strategic Relations team supports this by expanding the NIMD knowledge base, developing tools, piloting innovative political party assistance approaches, and communicating this to NIMD's stakeholders. This team is managed by Wouter Dol.

Team leader:

Head of Knowledge & Strategic Relations

Knowledge and Strategic Relations

Senior Advisor Strategic Relations
Knowledge and Innovation Advisor
Communications Advisor
Communications Officer
Communications Officer
Project Officer

Team Finance & Support

The Finance & Support team ensures internal control, risk management, and quality processes, and is responsible for the financial accountability of NIMD. The team is also responsible for Human Resources and Office Facility Management. This team is managed by Harrie Dijkstra.

Team leader:

Head of Finance & Support

Finance and control:

Juriaan Brouwer
Financial Programme Officer
Financial Programme Officer


Office Manager
Office Manager

Country office directors and representatives

Jordan Country Representative
Mahamane Sani Allassane
Niger Country Representative
Abdoulaye Barro
Burkina Faso Country Representative
Susan Batres
Executive Director NIMD Guatemala
Augustin Cissé
External Advisor and Youth LAB/Burundi Coordinator
Benin Country Representative
Luis León
Executive Director NIMD Honduras
Executive Director NIMD El Salvador
Ethiopia Country Director
Myanmar School of Politics Country Director
Executive Director NIMD Colombia
Uganda Country Representative
Sahel Regional Director

External specialists

External Advisor on Innovation
Shaun Mackay
External Advisor on Dialogue